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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Are You an Invisible Woman? -

by Nikki Woods on Sunday, September 24, 2006

There is no advantage to becoming invisible when you fall in love, marry, become a wife, mother, caretaker. Everyone loses: you, your spouse, your children, your friends. The disappearing act can happen subtly and may take a while. Then one day, you realize you don’t know whom you are anymore.

Let’s take a quick test. Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to check if you have lost yourself.

1. Do you say what you really mean?

Are you communicating from your [...]

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How to lose a job in 10 days

by Nikki Woods on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I spotted this article in one of my online groups and I had to share.

One of my favorite recent movies was How To Lose a Guy In 10 Days. I know it sounds like a bit of a “chic flick”, but it’s not. It is a hilarious movie about the more common things women do to turn men away in relationships. So in the spirit of fun, I chose to write this article in the same style [...]

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Four Agreements You Need for Living a Life With Value

by Nikki Woods on Sunday, September 17, 2006

In his book “The Four Agreements,” Don Miguel Ruiz distills the essence of Toltec wisdom into four principles for living a life of value:

1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don’t take anything personally. 3. Don’t make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.

How elegantly simple! But simple wisdom isn’t common practice. While most of us believe we are impeccable with our word, we know others who are not. And most likely, others, from time to time, consider us far [...]

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by Nikki Woods on Sunday, September 10, 2006

This September 11th will mark five years since the terrorist attacks that killed 2,973 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The anniversary will be commemorated with events around the country, with the major events taking place in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, the places where the four hijacked planes crashed. President Bush will visit all three of the attack sites on September 11th.

NEW YORK CITYThe ceremony will follow the same format [...]

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Picture, Passion, Plan

by Nikki Woods on Thursday, September 7, 2006

I came across an interesting formula for success and I thought I would share. And as always most of the advice to achieving anything is based on plain old fashioned common sense. Picture where you want to be, have the passion to propel you and a plan to make it easier to get there.

All the great motivational speakers and marketers talk about making a clear picture for yourself of what you would like to be, [...]

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by Nikki Woods on Wednesday, September 6, 2006

So, it’s official. My oldest son has started school. Well, pre-school but it’s still a major milestone – for him and me. We celebrated the day.

In his famous essay, Robert Fulghum speculated that everything one needs to know is learned in kindergarten. Some of the tips he shared: Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t [...]

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A long, lazy weekend? I think not.

by Nikki Woods on Saturday, September 2, 2006

The original plan was to just enjoy the weekend implementing the strategy of the three r’s. Rest, relax and read! I mean after all it’s Labor Day weekend, right? For me Labor Day is just an excuse to eat some really good barbque and be LAZY!

But you know what they say about the best laid plans ……..

Just as I was lining up my reading agenda, my assistant sent over my To Do List with no less [...]

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